Anderson Silva set for UFC return Feb. 27 in London

ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 25, 2015 08:38 AM
Anderson Silva set for UFC return Feb. 27 in London
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BREAKING: #UFCLondon lands @SpiderAndersonSilva vs @MikeBisping on Feb. 27 LIVE on @UFCFightPass

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Anderson Silva will return to the UFC on Feb. 27 after finishing his one-year suspension for steroid use.

UFC President Dana White said Thursday the 40-year-old former middleweight champion will face Michael Bisping at the O2 Arena in London. Their bout will be telecast only on Fight Pass, the UFC's digital subscription service.

Silva (33-6) reigned as the UFC's 185-pound champion for nearly seven years until he lost twice to Chris Weidman in 2013, breaking his leg in the second bout.

Silva returned last Jan. 31 for a decision victory over Nick Diaz at UFC 183, but was suspended by the Nevada Athletic Commission after testing positive for steroid use.

Bisping (27-7) and Silva both joined the UFC in 2006, but have never met in the cage.

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